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  • Activists afloat attempted to stop nuclear submarine

    The protesters were ready for a watery rendezvous with the huge vessel coming to the Northwest. They would take their boats out into Puget Sound and, like many Davids confronting …


  • Amy Goodman: School board vs. civil disobedience

    “Don’t make history a mystery” read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colorado. High school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as “JeffCo,” have …


  • Idaho judge sentences, praises ‘Add the 4 Words’ rights protesters

    BOISE – An Idaho judge sentenced two dozen gay-rights protesters arrested at the state Capitol this year and offered them this message: “I respect your courage in doing what you …


  • Tiananmen Square photographer recalls capture of iconic 1989 image

    BEIJING – He captured the photograph that immortalized the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989: a lone man in a white shirt standing before a row of tanks, seemingly fearless after …


  • Protests held outside, inside Capitol

    BOISE – In a chaotic day at Idaho’s state Capitol on Thursday, 46 gay rights protesters were arrested after blockading a hallway, forcing the cancellation of two Senate committee hearings …


  • Sides blame each other for violence in Thailand protests

    BANGKOK, Thailand – A handful of people sat in the road next to Lumpini Park Wednesday, watching a live video blaring loudly enough to be heard for blocks. A few …


  • Ukrainian parliament approves new charter, amnesty

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a day that could significantly shift Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders signed a deal Friday with the country’s beleaguered president that calls for early elections, …


  • Immigration protest at Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office ends in arrests

    A dozen protesters were arrested Wednesday outside of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office in downtown Spokane. They were part of a protest calling on Republicans in the House of …


  • Zimmerman trial protesters aim to keep up momentum

    NEW YORK — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the …


  • Clash with Egypt army kills at least 42 protesters

    CAIRO — Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 42 protesters dead, officials and witnesses said, and …


  • Seattle police acknowledge violating records act

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public records laws when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its response to riotous May Day demonstrations …


  • Hundreds rally for guns in Olympia

    OLYMPIA – Second Amendment activists came well-armed Friday to a Capitol Campus rally, where Washington legislators promised to protect broad access to firearms and speakers denounced President Barack Obama and …


  • Latest developments on anti-Islam film protests

    Here’s a look at protests and reaction across the Middle East and elsewhere today over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S. ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad. ——— PAKISTAN Hundreds of …


  • Protests against film spread in Mideast; 1 killed

    CAIRO — Angry demonstrations against an anti-Islam film spread to their widest extent yet around the Middle East and other Muslim countries today, as protesters smashed into the German Embassy …


  • Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased …


  • ‘Occupy’ activists protest World Economic Forum

    DAVOS, Switzerland — Activists linked to the global ’Occupy’ movement used giant red weather balloons to stage a flying protest over the venue of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, …


  • Spin Control: Consistency in the eye of the beholder

    OLYMPIA – As the news media lurches between ignoring and overexposing the Occupy Wall Street/Spokane/Seattle/ Everywhere movement, is it too much to ask for the pontificators to show a little …


  • Local protest stays peaceful

    As their cohorts in New York City were arrested in droves Saturday, organizers of the Occupy Spokane protest, which began Wednesday, say there have been no arrests locally and conflicts …


  • Protesters march through Capitol

    OLYMPIA – Sixteen protesters were arrested in Washington’s Capitol outside the governor’s office Thursday in the third day of demonstrations over proposed cuts to state spending. Fifteen, including three from …


  • Spin Control: Groups plan to make noise: Cut tax breaks, not spending

    OLYMPIA – When the party that’s in becomes the party that’s out, one can expect an increase of unhappy people coalescing and demonstrating against the new order. But if one …


  • Protests, some violent, spread through Arab world

    Here is a summary of Thursday’s developments in the Arab world, as anti-government protests inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia spread in the region.


  • Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

    Fireworks burst over Tahrir Square and Egypt exploded with joy and tears of relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and …


  • U.S. says Egypt’s crackdown of ‘deep concern’

    The Obama administration today called Egypt’s crackdown on protesters a “deep concern” and urged Egyptian authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations and restore Internet traffic and social networking sites.


  • N. Idaho residents stand against hate message

    Large crowds of counter-demonstrators turned out in the early morning darkness in Coeur d’Alene today to answer the small group of protesters from Westboro Baptist Church that plans a second …


  • Spokane unites against Westboro’s message of hate

    A crowd of more than 1,000 has gathered at Eastern Washington University to demonstrate against a group of eight Westboro Baptist Church pickets — by far the largest crowd of …


  • Small-government backers rally

    The people who gathered in the breezeway of the Spokane Center got a smorgasbord of national and local issues to cheer or jeer Thursday afternoon, and they clearly knew what …


  • Physicians make their case for single-payer health care

    A group of physicians calling themselves “Mad As Hell Doctors” vowed Wednesday in Spokane to keep pushing Congress toward a government-run plan. Two crowds gathered Wednesday, the first outside the …


  • Thailand protests turn violent

    BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire into the air and threw tear gas to clear protesters blocking roads in the capital in the pre-dawn darkness today. Demonstrators …


  • Abortion protest draws 4,000

    OLYMPIA – More than 4,000 people crowded the Washington state Capitol steps Tuesday to decry abortion. “Let’s make sure the Supreme Court can hear all of us today,” newly elected …


  • Campus offers activists haven

    ATHENS, Greece – Inside the gates of Athens’ main university, bonfires rage and masked gangs stockpile petrol bombs, broken paving stones and marble hacked from the neoclassical buildings. It’s their …

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